College of Sciences & Math
Stephen F. Austin
Message from the Dean: For those that attended orientation on July 18th, please check out page 71 (part 5) of the bulletin. Thanks!
Department of Biology
Major: Biology
Minor: Biology
Possible careers include: conservationist, ecologist, genetic engineer, health professional, health scientist, pharmaceutical salesperson or teacher
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Majors: Chemistry, Biochemistry
Minor: Chemistry
Possible careers include: chemical consultant, forensic scientist, pharmacist, researcher with governmental agencies, businesses, and universities or teacher
Computer Science
Majors and Minors: Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Technology
Possible careers include: computer programmer, database administrator, network and data communication analyst, software engineer, teacher, or video game designer
Department of Geology
Major: Geology
Minor: Geology
Possible careers include: geologist (relative to oil and gas, minerals, metals, building materials, and fresh groundwater), park ranger, researcher or teacher
Mathematics & Statistics
Majors: Mathematics
Minor: Applied Statistics, Mathematics
Possible careers include: actuary, biomathematician, cryptographer, financial analyst, operations researcher, statistician or teacher
School of Nursing
Major: Nursing
RN–BSN Online Transition Program: For registered nurses who have completed their nursing education in either an associate degree or diploma program to obtain the baccalaureate degree in nursing.
Possible careers include: community, critical care, obstetrical, pediatric, psychiatric or medical and surgical nurse
Physics & Astronomy
Major: Physics
Minor: Astronomy, Engineering, Physics
Possible careers include: engineer, physicist, research and development consultant, space scientist or teacher
Dual degree program: Dual degree program:Requires three years at SFA and two years at an engineering school. This program results in two degrees: a bachelor’s degree in engineering and a bachelor’s degree in physics.
Pre-Engineering
Engineering Physics: Designed for students seeking careers in high-tech areas where multiple engineering disciplines merge. Emphasis in mechanical or electrical engineering. Students with interests in other engineering disciplines can enter the pre-engineering or dual degree programs described below.
Pre-Engineering Program: Entails two years at SFA and two years at an engineering school. This program results in a bachelor’s degree in engineering
Pre-Health Professions
This program is designed for students seeking admission to professional schools. Students select any major and work within the pre-health professions program for academic guidance, professional exploration and professional school admission assistance.
Available programs: pre-dentistry, pre-medicine, pre-occupational therapy, pre-pharmacy, prephysical therapy, pre-physician assistant and preveterinary medicine
STEM Research and Learning Center
The College of Sciences and Mathematics embraces the national STEM initiative to increase the number of students who are interested in and academically prepared for STEM careers. The STEM Research & Learning Center is located on the first floor of the Mathematics Building. Click on the link below to learn more about the teaching, research, and outreach activities that are supported by the STEM Center at SFA.
Academic Advising and Student Services Center
Located in room 127 of the science building, the Academic Advising and Student Services Center
  • Processes degree plans for the College of Sciences and Mathematics (CoSM)
  • Processes major/minor changes
  • Assists probation and suspension students
  • Advises students majoring in the College of Sciences and Mathematics
  • And much more...
Check out the link below for a complete list of services or to make an appointment with an advisor.

College of Sciences & Mathematics, P.O. Box 13034 SFA Station, Nacogdoches, TX 75962-3034 - Office: (936)468-2805 - FAX: (936) 468-1226.
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